Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Seiko SBGE005 Pictorial Review

I had an opportunity to handle this beautiful watch from Seiko sometime back. Here is a pictorial review of the watch. I have to say that I do like that watch and it is well made and built to last. It is a very comfortable watch.

The Seiko SBGE005 Grand Seiko GMT watch. It is powered by Seiko's Spring Drive 9R66A movement. 

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve, GMT (true GMT)

The beautiful bracelet. 

Brushed, polished, brushed, polished, brushed.

The clasp with 2 push pins. Nice GS logo on the clasp.

The adjustment pieces are held by screws. Nice. The ends are beautifully polished. 

The steel 3 part case with polished sides and brushed top. The case features a display back with sapphire crystal front and back. The case is 11 mm thick, 39 mm diameter and has a 20 mm lug width.

I like watches with drilled lugs. Looks the the bevel on the lugs. Lovely.

Beautiful and well finished. 

The case back where you will find the serial number, movement number 9r66-OACO and other legends like: Water Resistant 10 bars, stainless steel, Made in Japan j and a strange logo like an inverted U.

The crown, which is of the screw down design. Note the GS logo. 

The beautiful and well finished silver dial. There is no luminous material on dial or hands. I like the polished dauphin hour and minute hands and the GMT arrow tip hand is in blue. The GMT 24 markers is on rehaut. The power reserve display is at the 7 o'clock position while the date display is at 3 o'clock.

The dial is signed SEIKO at the 12 o'clock position and above the 6 o'clock marker you find the GS logo. Just below it, Grand Seiko, Spring Drive and GMT. The GMT is in blue.

I like the fact that the minute hand extends all the way to the minute markers. 

On the dial, you will find other legends like at 6 o'clock position you will find the standard Seiko reference: Japan 9R66-OACO T2.

The movement: Seiko 9R66A Spring Drive movement with 30 jewels. The rotor engraved GS, Grand Seiko in blue. You find, in the bridge (engraved), Seiko Time Corp 2 and the movement reference 9R66A rendered in gold.


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  2. Breitling watches is one of my favorite watch brand because their products are sturdy like Seiko Watches. My father buys Seiko Watch every Christmas as a gift for himself. If this Seiko SBGEE005 will be on sale I will definitely buy this for his birthday next month because I think he would really love this and base on your review it seems promising.

  3. The style and edges of this watch is similar to the one I bought from the gold buyer in long island. I bought it as a gift for my dad's 58th birthday. I sure everyone would love this.